You're probably going to see me post a few more chicken dishes because I bought the Costco pack of chicken breasts. Which means there's enough to last awhile and I'll be cooking with and eating chicken until I start clucking.
Stir fries are the easiest thing to do and ranks right up there with slow cooker recipes so easy that even *I* can make them without too much mishap. The key to stir fry recipes is having your mise en place. Cut up the chicken, let it soak in the sherry/soy sauce while you mix up the sauce ingredients. Heat up your oil, start frying and the rest comes together very quickly. I'm happy to say I actually followed the directions and used all the prescribed ingredients to a T. That hardly ever happens. This was a good, basic stir fry and perfect to make after a workday and you need something on the dinner table quickly.
4 chicken breast halves, diced
1 tablespoon sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup oil
1/2-1 teaspoons red pepper flakes
3 green onions, sliced diagonally
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cashews, unsalted
toasted sesame seeds
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp white vinegar
- Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce with the cooking sherry* in medium sized bowl. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces, put chicken pieces in soy/sherry mixture. Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
- In a small bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch, 4 tsp sugar, and 2 tsp vinegar. Set aside. Slice the green onions, and measure out the red pepper flakes and minced garlic.
- Drain chicken in strainer to get the marinade off as much a possible. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add red pepper flakes to oil,stir a couple times. Add chicken all at once, let sit for a minute or two till golden,then turn chicken. Add garlic to chicken. Cook chicken till golden on all sides and cooked through. Add cashews.
- Move wok off hot stove and immediately pour in sauce while constantly turning chicken over to cover everything in sauce. Sauce should thicken quite a bit, if you want it thicker put it back on medium heat for about 5-10 seconds, and stir. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and add sliced green onions. Serve over rice.